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Record crowds

More than just a boutique industry, alternative farming has become a global trend, with record crowds flocking to the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo to learn all about it for themselves.. There were 22000 visitors and 500 stallholders at the 26th

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 21 2018
Sport

Squads to go head to head

Teams from across Australia will descend upon Benalla this coming weekend for Benalla Basketball Association’s Junior Basketball Tournament.. Among the 80 teams, from as far as Geelong and Tumut, eight will be from the Benalla Breakers

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 21 2018
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Adoption fees reduced

RSPCA Victoria is planning to ‘‘Clear the Shelter’’ this weekend with a $29 adoption fee for all animals for three days.. About 1000 dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits will be available for the significantly reduced adoption

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 21 2018
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Water

Report calls for reform to G-MW

An independent panel has found that Goulburn-Murray Water is an organisation badly in need of change, and major reform is needed to ensure that it will be sustainable into the future.. The panel’s report, released last week by Victorian Water

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Geoff Adams
Feb 21 2018
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Solar company seeking site at Numurkah

First Solar Australia is branching into Victoria for the first time, with a proposed solar farm set for north of Numurkah.. The Moira Solar Farm, as it will be known, will be located at the intersection of Numurkah and Naring Rds and will include

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
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Finley solar farm gets go-ahead

The $170million Finley Solar Farm proposal has been approved by the NSW Government, in what is a first for the state’s Department of Planning in 2018.. The project, which will be located on Canalla Rd adjacent to the Finley substation, will

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
Water

Changes promised for G-MW

The changes proposed for G-MW are about being more transparent on costs, implementing efficiencies and making sure the organisation delivers the services the community wants at an affordable price, Federal Water Minister Lisa Neville says.. The

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
Water

Murray Darling basin plan threatened

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is under threat after Federal Government changes seeking to distribute water differently were shot down in the Senate.. The Coalition was unable to strike a deal with Labor, which supported a Greens disallowance motion

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
Water

Water charge review promised by Nationals

A Liberal Nationals government would review the charges of Victoria’s rural water authorities to ensure water storage and delivery costs are fair and equitable.. Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan announced the review, which will examine water

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
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Victorian Government to decide on Shepp solar

The Victorian government will decide on planning applications for four solar farms in the Greater Shepparton region... The City of Greater Shepparton handed over the responsibility and last week the Victorian government agreed to call in the

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2018
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More bank competition urged

Australia’s long-standing policy to prevent mergers of the big four banks is ‘‘redundant’’ and the sector needs a new champion to promote competition, the Productivity Commission says.. The commission has released

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2018
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New plan for land sales

The Federal Government has announced a plan for new rules regarding the sale of agricultural land in an attempt to address rising foreign investment.. The changes require land to be widely marketed for a minimum of 30 days and for Australians to be

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
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Eating raw chicken...

If you like to give your beloved pooch a chicken neck to gnaw on as a treat, you might want to reconsider.. A new study has found eating raw chicken increases the risk of dogs developing a paralysing and sometimes fatal condition by more than 70

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
Livestock

RamSelect offers...

Kangaroo Island stud Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino has credited genetic selection app RamSelect with helping it record its best sales result late last year.. The sale saw the stud sell its highest ever top-priced ram for $16000 and achieve an

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
Water

Have say on flood...

Residents from various towns across north-east Victoria have a chance to contribute to the formation of local flood studies for the Goulburn and Broken areas this month.. Work is starting on a flood study for the Broken River floodplain (Lake

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
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Bikies farewell Hawi at low-key funeral

Former bikie boss Mick Hawi, who rose to infamy for his role in a fatal brawl at Sydney Airport, is being remembered as a kind man with a "beautiful" heart.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Cambodian leader to 'beat up' protesters

The Cambodian prime minister has warned he'll beat up protesters at a special Southeast Asia leaders summit in Sydney.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Qantas plans academy amid pilot shortage

Qantas plans to address a global pilot shortage by setting up what it says could be the southern hemisphere's largest flight academy.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Battery producer to build plant in SA

German company Sonnen will build a battery production plant in Adelaide, while also moving its headquarters from Sydney to the South Australian capital.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Qld Police investigate student overdoses

Queensland police have called for anyone still possessing the drug involved in the overdoses of seven Gold Coast students to come forward.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Qube upbeat despite half-year profit slip

Qube's half-year profit has dropped 5.4 per cent from the previous year, when it recorded a one-off gain on its Asciano shareholding.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Crown H1 profit down 33% after Melco exit

Crown Resorts' first half profit was down 33 per cent, largely due to the absence of earnings from its exit from its former Macau operation.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Biggest advertisers have returned: Nine

Nine Entertainment's profit has grown in the first half of the financial year after achieving its first increase in TV ad revenue since 2015.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Xenophon outlines cheap energy policy

Nick Xenophon has announced he would push for a non-profit energy retailer if his party wins the balance of power at the South Australian election.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Weak outlook hits profitable Blackmores

Vitamin maker Blackmores has lifted its interim dividend by 20 cents to $1.50 after first-half profit grows 20 per cent to $34.2 million.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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Kogan growth story puts shares at a record

Kogan.com has made a net profit of $8.3 million for the six months to December 31, more than five times what it made a year ago.

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AAP News
Feb 22 2018
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